25 years ago
The Washington County Fair Board has announced plans for the construction of a new rabbit and chicken building. The old white concrete block building, which is structurally unsafe and has a leaky roof, will be demolished.
50 years ago
Old Man Winter dumped almost 9 inches of snow on Marietta in the last 24 hours, and 2 more inches will accumulate tonight. City street crews, with assistance from Shelly & Sands and the Calvin Construction Co., worked through the night to keep main streets open.
100 years ago
The Pennsylvania Railroad freight office in Marietta was nearly destroyed by fire from a gas stove that was left burning unattended. Damage to the building is but a few hundred dollars, but the near total loss of records will be a great inconvenience.
Compiled by Linda Showalter Marietta College Special Collections.